What is penny?

  • (noun): A fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound.
    See also — Additional definitions below


The penny is among the lowest denomination of coins in circulation.

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Lee Penny
... Lee Penny is a former rugby league player ... Penny was born in Wigan in 1974, he attended St Cuthberts Infant and Junior School and St Thomas More High School ... Penny played in the Fullback position and was a Scotland international and played at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2003) - Penny King
... Penny King Coronation Street character Portrayed by Pauline Fleming Introduced by Kieran Roberts Duration 2003-06 First appearance 8 August 2003 Last ... When Preston dies Penny develops a brief friendship with Fred Elliot, publican of the Rovers Return who takes a shine to her and proposes marriage but she turns him down ... Penny and Mike become close and a relationship ensues which creates tensions between Mike and Fred ...
List Of Minor Emmerdale Characters (2007) - Penny Drury
... Penny Drury Emmerdale character Portrayed by Amelia Sefton Introduced by Kathleen Beedles First appearance 2007 Last appearance 20 November 2007 Classification Former recurring Penelope "Penn ... Penny is a classmate of Daz Eden, and when Debbie Dingle notices that he fancies Penny, she tries to get him to talk to her, but he cannot build up the confidence ... Debbie invites Penny to Daz's birthday party but it is only the two of them there ...
Leonard Hofstadter - Personality
... Penny tried to change his outfits, but to no avail ... He is instantly captivated by Penny, and from the beginning sets out to date her ... In early episodes, Leonard is reluctant to let Penny know about his recreational activities (such as Klingon Boggle), as he does not want her to see him as a geek ...

More definitions of "penny":

  • (noun): A coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit.
    Synonyms: cent, centime

Famous quotes containing the word penny:

    And not an hour ago you hadn’t a penny to warm your pocket. Did someone die and leave you a pot of gold?
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)

    With one hand he put
    A penny in the urn of poverty,
    And with the other took a shilling out.
    Robert Pollok (1798–1827)

    Socialized medicine, some still cry, but it’s long been socialized, with those covered paying for those who are underinsured. American medicine is simply socialized badly, penny wise and pound foolish.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)